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Taxon: Psidium guineense Sw.

 
Genus: Psidium
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Nomen number: 30208
Place of publication: Prodr. 77. 1788
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/376796
Name Verified on: 28-Jul-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 16 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • Brazilian guava  (Source: Cornucopia) - English
  • Guinea guava  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Brasiliaanse koejawel  (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001) - Afrikaans
  • goyavier du Brésil  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Stachelbeerguave  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • araçá-azedo  (Source: F SCatarin) - Portuguese
  • guayaba ágria  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Corrientes, Misiones] Paraguay


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Angely, J. A. 1965. Flora analitica do Parana.
  3. Bernardi, L. 1985. Contribución a la dendrología paraguaya. II. Boissiera 37:147.
  4. Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2
  5. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  6. Costa, S. R. et al. 2012. Assessing Psidium guajava × P. guineense hybrids tolerance to Meloidogyne enterolobii. Acta Hort. 959:59-65.
  7. Dubs, B. 1998. Prodromus florae matogrossensis. Botany of Mato Grosso, series B, no. 3.
  8. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  9. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  10. Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12
  11. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  12. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  13. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  14. Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia
  15. Landrum, L. R. et al. 1995. Hybridization between Psidium guajava and P. guineense (Myrtaceae). Econ. Bot. 49:153-161.
  16. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba
  17. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936-. Flora of Peru Note: 1936-1971; new ser. 1980-
  18. McVaugh, R. 1969. Myrtaceae. In "The botany of the Guayana Highland - Part VIII" by B. Maguire and collaborators. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18(2):252.
  19. Pommer, C. V. & K. R. N. Murakami. 2009. Chapter 3. Breeding guava (Psidium guajava L.). Breeding plantation tree crops: tropical species 83-120.
  20. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  21. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  22. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  23. Rotman, A. D. 1976. Revisión del género Psidium en la Argentina (Myrtaceae). Darwiniana 20:437.
  24. Sitther, V. et al. 2014. Genetic characterization of guava (Psidium guajava L.) germplasm in the United States using microsatellite markers. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 61:829-839.
  25. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  26. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.
  27. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996, 1999. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74.

Check other web resources for Psidium guineense Sw. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?30208. Accessed 12 December 2019.